While the Bison football team was off last weekend, the rest of the teams were in action as fall sports hit their stride.
Both the men’s and women’s golf teams began their fall seasons at the University of Nebraska Omaha Invitational. The women had a good weekend, finishing second over three rounds at ArborLinks Golf Course. The team was 25 strokes behind winners South Dakota State. The Bison were led by Natalie Roth, who won the individual title with an even-par 216 over three rounds.
The men had a little more of a rough weekend, but still finished fifth overall. Will Holmgren led the Bison individually with a 4-over par 220, a career best for the sophomore, to finish seventh overall.
The women’s soccer team wrapped up their road trip, splitting a pair of games over the weekend. Friday night saw a trip north to take on the Fighting Hawks of the University of North Dakota. Holly Enderle scored a hat trick for her first goals of the year to lead the Bison to a 4-1 victory. Natalie Fenske also scored, her first as well. Amy Yang and Mariah Haberle each had a pair of assists, and Lauren Miller added one more.
Sunday saw a trip to the West Coast for a match against Washington State. The Bison dropped the game 5-0. NDSU got a lone shot on goal from Haberle. Goalkeeper Monica Polgar faced 29 shots, making 7 saves.
The cross country teams started their seasons at home last Friday at the Rose Creek Golf Course. The women dominated, sweeping the field with a 1-2-3-4-5 finish. They were led by sophomore Brittany Brownotter, who led from start to finish to win with a time of 14:38.5. She was followed by teammates Taylor Janssen, Kayla Huhnerkoch, Jenny Guibert and Annika Rotvold. The Bison scored a perfect 15 to beat UND and SDSU.
The men also had a good afternoon, defeating the Fighting Hawks, but getting edged by the Jackrabbits. The Bison were led by redshirt freshman Evan Kottsick, who finished third in his first meet. Kottsick paced the Bison with a time of 19:27.7. He was followed Camron Roehl in fifth, and Brant Gilbertson sixth for the Bison.